Musings

How Can We Flow With These Times And Not Fight Them?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

I believe our work right now is to hold space for mourning what has been lost, revisiting the fantasy of coming back together the way we used to, and creatively […]

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The Torus and The Possibilitarian: A Model and Image for Organizational Thriving During Times of Flux

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

How do we move in and through the inevitable changing waters that visit organizational life? Read on to learn about the Torus and the Possibilitarian, a model and an image […]

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The Pivoting Pyramid: A Model for Individual Thriving During Times of Flux

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

I wonder if you are like me. I wake up most mornings and spend most days cycling between two states of being: Contraction, often induced by a feeling of existential angst […]

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Coming to Our Senses, Together, Again

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

As we slide into our 16th month and second summer in the Coronaverse, I find myself sniffing at the edges of our Zoom screen, yearning for a visceral communion, a […]

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A Vision for Equity and Inclusion in Organizations

Monday, July 15th, 2019

I want to introduce you to my summer graduate intern, Jackie Yodashkin. Jackie has spent her career fighting for social justice and is studying organizational change management at The New […]

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Group Process, The Art of Being, and André Gregory

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

The facilitation and culture change practice I engage in with social change organizations is part and parcel of a decades-long, abiding inquiry in group process that began with theater directing […]

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Summer Rules, Applied Improvisation, and the Complequity Tool

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Summer is, by far, my most favorite season. It’s no wonder that the Solid Fire Consulting logo looks a little like a Summer sun ablaze or the volunteer sunflower in […]

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Cycling Among Generativity, Immobility, Self-Care, and Social Engagement: Finding Your Transformative Point

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Seventeen months, seven seasons, and eighteen demonstrations after the presidential election, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waking up most mornings and spending most days cycling between two […]

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Fierce Self Care and Shouldless Days

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Here in New York City, we are experiencing an unusual and very welcome spate of warm, gorgeous days, free of the usual thick, oppressive humidity. For me, Summer is about […]

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Sitting With Discomfort, Moving Towards Action: Developing a Racial Equity Lens

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

During these trying times, when I ask people the question, “What are you looking forward to this spring?” responses range from “Nothing; fascism has arrived” to “My grandchild’s first steps.” […]

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